2019 · September

Spent too much time complaining

Hello, Readers!! Welcome to the first week of September. I can feel it here in Utah. The nights are most definitely cooler and the days are starting to shift as well. We are headed into the season of fall.

This is my favorite time of year. I get to wear hoodies nearly every day, coffee or hot tea will come back into my every day, even warm apple cider will join. The smell of crisp fall air will fill my lungs once more as I walk around the duck pond to relax more often.

I have spent this weekend pretty much internally tearing myself up because as much as I’ve gotten back on track here with my blogging, my writing hasn’t returned. So, I placed the blame on literally everything else. How can I write when there is so much housecleaning I need to do? How can I write when there is so much noise around me? How can I write when there are so many demands on my time?

It was one complaint after another. In all honesty, it has been this way for months and months. The reason that I can’t write was something I blamed on literally everyone else, but the one person that was the problem – ME.

I’m the one that has the power to change anything that isn’t conducive with my goals. I’m also the one that wants these goals, nobody else does, so I have to be the one that strives for them. This isn’t a group effort, this is a me effort.

If I treat my work like a hobby, it will remain a hobby. It is time I take control of my own life, my own environment, and I make the changes needed to keep grinding it out.

I need to learn to trust the process, the entire process and know that as long as I keep taking the steps every moment, that it will pay off for me. Patience is a necessary aspect of reaching goals. Nothing happens over night. There are no instant successes.

These are the things I need to remember and to practice going further. Bit by bit as I put my life back on track to reach for my goals then my anxiety will dissipate, my depression will subside.

While I know they will never go away, I can get control over them by stopping the complaining and putting in the work. Complaining doesn’t get me anywhere. Nobody else is going to move mountains to make my goals happen for me. I have to do that. I am REQUIRED to do that.

If you want to reach your goals, you have to put in the work.

Until next time, remember to L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) or it isn’t worth doing.

One thought on “Spent too much time complaining

  1. I agree. I comebup with excuse after excuse. My ocd has me set a certain writing time, now with my health, depression, and family issues, that time is compromised so I’m trying something less precise. In stead of a set time, a time like one hour maybe two. It can be any time but has to be 4-5 times a week. Then maybe I can work out something more solid once my feet are wet again. We can help each other.

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